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IWPR holds regular trainings for students and journalists from across Central Asia, with their materials published in Russian and national languages on the analytical platform CABAR.asia and in English for international readers on iwpr.net . Articles by IWPR reporters cover current events andsignificant trends that affect the lives of people in the whole Central Asian region.

Why Kazakhstan Introduces Additional Pension Contributions?

According to entrepreneurs, this forces their businesses to go below the radar and paying envelope salaries. (more…)

19.08.19
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Kyrgyzstan: From Migrants to Entrepreneurs

Kyrgyzstan has discussed the efficient use of money of migrant workers for a few years, but still hasn’t clear understanding of it. They increasingly prefer to invest money in business back home instead of holding feasts or purchasing apartments.

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Numbers of Convicted for Inciting Hatred Increase in Kazakhstan

They are listed as extremists and even after release those convicted under article 174 of the Criminal Code encounter severe barriers to employment and earnings.
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Kyrgyzstan: Atambaev Detained, But Not Out of the Game

Experts say arrest only marks a temporary truce in an ongoing power struggle. (more…)

09.08.19
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E-Visa to Tajikistan for Foreigners: A Service or a Problem?

Back in 2016 in Tajikistan, in order to develop tourism, the authorities introduced a new type of service – electronic visa (E-Visa). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan believed that it would simplify visa obtaining process for foreigners. However, travel companies and some tourists complain that these visas are difficult to obtain.
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Tajikistan: Fuss Over Internal Passports Replacement

Tajikistan citizens claim that an additional fee is charged for a passport replacement, but law enforcement officials deny this. Officials admit that the deadlines for the government decree implementation have to be extended.
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08.08.19
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Towards “New Life” with Old Templates: Three Pastors of Protestant Church Convicted in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, the state “defeated” a large protestant church “New Life”. Three pastors were found guilty on a series of charges based on the collection of alms.
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Kyrgyzstan: Disabled People with Limited Access to Education

Kyrgyzstan has 31 thousand children with disabilities registered officially. Only one fifth of them have access to education. 

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Bullying in Schools of Kazakhstan: The Age of Bullies Gets Younger

According to experts, Kazakhstan has neither a thought-out anti-bullying policy, nor a protocol of response to bullying at schools.

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Russia Introduces Limits on Remittances. How Will They Affect Businessmen of Kyrgyzstan?

According to experts, this is a restriction of the freedom of capital transfer, which is envisaged by the EAEU. In the longer term, it will lead to the fact that Kyrgyzstan will lose its niche of a supplier of cheap sewn products in Russia.

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IWPR in Tajikistan Promotes Involvement of Local Communities in Work to Reduce the Growth of Radicalism and Extremism among Youth

Local communities on the southern borders of Tajikistan with Afghanistan, in the region named after Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadoni (the former Moscow region) discussed the situation with the growth..

cabar.asia 02.09.19
With Training by Cabar.Asia Mediaschool, Tutors of the Journalism Faculties of Tajikistan’s University Brought to Date Their New Media Knowledge

Supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan and country universities, 21 journalism tutors took part in an intensive training conducted on August 20-25...

cabar.asia 30.08.19
Activists in the Kushonien region, in the south of Tajikistan, discussed ways of solving the problems of radicalization and religious tolerance

The reasons for the radicalization of youth and ways to solve these problems were discussed on August 21 in the Kushonien district, Khatlon region, one of the most affected by the departure..

cabar.asia 23.08.19